Two-time Australian Open golf champion Frank Phillips diesMay 3, 2023 GMT
SYDNEY (AP) — Two-time Australian Open golf champion Frank Phillips, who also won tournaments in Singapore and Kong Kong, has died, PGA Australia said in a statement Wednesday. He was 90.
PGA Australia said Phillips died Tuesday at a nursing home in Bowral, south of Sydney, where he had lived the past few years.
Sabalenka beats Badosa in Stuttgart, reaches semifinalsApril 21, 2023 GMT
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka came back from a set and a break down to beat Paula Badosa 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 and reach the semifinals of the Porsche Grand Prix on Friday.
Kostyuk, Gracheva beat Americans in Austin for 1st WTA finalMarch 5, 2023 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Marta Kostyuk and Varvara Gracheva each reached her first WTA final by beating an American at the ATX Open on Saturday.
The eighth-seeded Kostyuk took five of the last six games to eliminate 2022 Australian Open runner-up Danielle Collins 6-4, 6-3 in the day's first semifinal.
Nadal vs. Alcaraz exhibition match in Las Vegas canceledMarch 1, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An exhibition tennis match that originally was supposed to pit Rafael Nadal against Carlos Alcaraz and was scheduled for Sunday in Las Vegas has been canceled and ticket purchases can be refunded.
Djokovic advances, Rublev saves 5 match points in Dubai winMarch 1, 2023 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic eased into the quarterfinals at the Dubai Championships by beating Tallon Griekspoor 6-2, 6-3 on Wednesday.
Djokovic extended his winning streak to 19 matches in tidy fashion a day after being pushed to a third-set tiebreaker by 130th-ranked Tomas Machac.
Berrettini solid in Acapulco; Alcaraz, Norrie pull outMarch 1, 2023 GMT
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Matteo Berrettini won the seven games he played on Tuesday before Alex Molcan retired with a wrist injury in the second round of the Mexican Open.
The 26-year-old Italian, playing his first match since he lost to Andy Murray in the first round of the Australian Open on Jan.
Top-seeded Linette loses to Gracheva in Austin’s 1st roundMarch 1, 2023 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Top-seeded Magda Linette was eliminated from the ATX Open in the first round with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 loss to 88th-ranked Varvara Gracheva on Tuesday.
Novak Djokovic breaks record for most weeks ranked No. 1February 27, 2023 GMT
Novak Djokovic broke the record for the most time spent at No.
Sabalenka extends winning streak, Swiatek advances in DubaiFebruary 22, 2023 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka improved to 13-0 this year with a 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Jelena Ostapenko on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Dubai Championships.
Djokovic hopes to play in US despite being unvaccinatedFebruary 22, 2023 GMT
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic has asked American authorities for special permission to enter the United States to play tennis tournaments in California and Florida despite being unvaccinated against the coronavirus, the top-ranked Serb said Wednesday.
Dominic Thiem loses at Rio Open, falling to 1-2 in 2023February 21, 2023 GMT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Dominic Thiem is once again fighting through his matches and enjoying himself, but confidence is admittedly still lacking for the 29-year-old.
Thiem lost in the first round of the Rio Open on Monday, falling to Thiago Monteiro 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (2).
Alcaraz beats Norrie on clay for 1st title since U.S. OpenFebruary 19, 2023 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Top-seeded Carlos Alcaraz won his first title since his milestone U.S. Open triumph by beating Cameron Norrie in straight sets at the Argentina Open on Sunday.
Alcaraz to face Norrie in Argentina Open finalFebruary 18, 2023 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Top-seeded Carlos Alcaraz reached his first final since his milestone U.S. Open triumph at the Argentina Open on Saturday.
Alcaraz beat Spanish countryman Bernabe Zapata Miralles 6-2, 6-2 in the semifinals.
Wu Yibing 1st Chinese player in ATP final at Dallas OpenFebruary 12, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Wu Yibing became the first Chinese player to reach an ATP Tour final, rallying for a three-set victory over top-seeded American Taylor Fritz in the Dallas Open on Saturday night.
Wu will play John Isner, who also won after dropping the first set and advanced to the final of his hometown event with a victory over fellow American J.J.
Indian Wells entries include injured Nadal, DjokovicFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Two of the biggest names on the men’s entry list for the BNP Paribas Open are unlikely to play in the Southern California tournament.
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were injured during the Australian Open last month, and Djokovic’s COVID-19 vaccination status also is still an issue for the tournament that runs March 6-19 at Indian Wells.
Australian Open director: Djokovic’s hamstring had 3-cm tearFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said Novak Djokovic played at the Grand Slam event with a muscle tear of 3 centimeters — a little more than an inch — in his left hamstring along the way to winning the championship.
Djokovic back at top of ATP rankings; Sabalenka No. 2 in WTAJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic's Australian Open championship returned him to a rather familiar spot on Monday: No.
Analysis: Novak Djokovic clearly not done dominating tennisJanuary 29, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic clearly is not done dominating his sport.
Novak Djokovic claims 10th Australian Open title, 22nd SlamJanuary 29, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic climbed into the Rod Laver Arena stands to celebrate his 10th Australian Open championship and record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title Sunday and, after jumping and pumping his fists with his team, he collapsed onto his back, crying.
Australian Open: Djokovic wins 10th title there, 22nd majorJanuary 29, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A LOOK AT SUNDAY
Novak Djokovic collected his record-extending 10th Australian Open championship and record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title overall with a 6-3, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final at Melbourne Park.
Czech pair wins Australian Open doubles for 7th major titleJanuary 29, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Katerina Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova have extended their Grand Slam tournament winning streak to 24 matches with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Japan's Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara to win the Australian Open women's doubles title on Sunday.
Analysis: Aussie Open champ Sabalenka reworked serve, beliefJanuary 28, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Aryna Sabalenka’s Australian Open championship is about persistence.
Australian Open lookahead: Djokovic meets Tsitsipas in finalJanuary 28, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO SUNDAY
There will be a lot on the line for both players when Novak Djokovic meets Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open men’s final.
Aryna Sabalenka wins 1st Grand Slam title at Australian OpenJanuary 28, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — One point away from her first Grand Slam title, Aryna Sabalenka faulted.
Blockx, Korneeva win Australian Open junior titlesJanuary 28, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Alexander Blockx of Belgium beat American Learner Tien 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (9) to win the junior boys championship at the Australian Open on Saturday.
“It was one of my hardest battles of my life,” the 17-year-old Blockx said.
De Groot wins 9th straight Grand Slam wheelchair titleJanuary 28, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Dutch legend Diede de Groot extended her winning streak to nine consecutive Grand Slam titles when she overcame a slow start to beat Yui Kamiji of Japan 0-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the women’s wheelchair singles final at the Australian Open on Saturday.
Djokovic, Tsitsipas to meet in Australian Open men’s finalJanuary 27, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Winning matches at the Australian Open does not give Novak Djokovic all that much trouble.
Paul, McDonald on US Davis Cup team; Nainkin interim captainJanuary 27, 2023 GMT
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Australian Open semifinalist Tommy Paul and the player who eliminated Rafael Nadal at Melbourne Park, Mackenzie McDonald, are among the players picked by interim captain David Nainkin for the U.S.
Australian Open lookahead: Sabalenka-Rybakina women’s finalJanuary 27, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO SATURDAY
Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina plays in her second final in the past three Grand Slam tournaments when she meets No.
Djokovic tops Paul; faces Tsitsipas in Australian Open finalJanuary 27, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Of all of his considerable talents, Novak Djokovic’s ability to cast aside whatever appears to stand in his way might be the most valuable.
Djokovic’s dad stays away from Australian Open semifinalJanuary 27, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic's father stayed away from the 21-time Grand Slam champion's semifinal victory on Friday after getting embroiled in a flap involving spectators who brought banned Russian flags to Melbourne Park.
Paul says Djokovic thwarted his Australian Open gameplanJanuary 27, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tommy Paul went into his first career Grand Slam semifinal with a specific game plan to confront Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open.
Rybakina meets Sabalenka in Australian Open women’s finalJanuary 27, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Aryna Sabalenka figures she’ll feel some jitters when she steps out on court to face Elena Rybakina in the Australian Open women's final.
Brazilians win Australian Open mixed doubles titleJanuary 27, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Brazilian pair of Luisa Stefani and Rafael Matos beat India's Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna 7-6 (2), 6-2 on Friday to win the Australian Open mixed doubles title in Mirza's last match at a Grand Slam tournament before she retires.
Rybakina, Sabalenka to meet in Australian Open women’s finalJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — What all seemed so different, so daunting, even, about trying to win a Grand Slam title to Elena Rybakina a little more than six months ago is now coming rather naturally.
Australian Open lookahead: Djokovic faces Paul in semifinalsJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO FRIDAY
It’s men’s semifinal day and of course Novak Djokovic is in the mix.
Tommy Paul’s Australian run helps make US men relevant againJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tommy Paul was too little at the time to remember watching Andy Roddick win the 2003 U.S.
4 with Russian flags kicked out of Australian Open by policeJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Four people were kicked out of the Australian Open after displaying Russian flags — which have been banned from Melbourne Park — and threatening security guards, police and Tennis Australia said Thursday.
EXPLAINER: Novak Djokovic’s successful return to AustraliaJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic was still in the first set of his Australian Open quarterfinal against Andrey Rublev when the guy who would face the winner of that match, Tommy Paul, sat down for a news conference.
Paul tops Shelton at Australian Open, faces Djokovic nextJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tommy Paul received a lot less attention than his younger, less-experienced, opponent, Ben Shelton, heading into their all-American quarterfinal at the Australian Open.
Australian Open lookahead: Azarenka vs. Rybakina in semisJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO THURSDAY
Victoria Azarenka continues her quest for a third Australian Open title a decade after her last championship at Melbourne Park when she plays Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina in one of two women's semifinals at night.
Are bad shots, blown leads at Australian Open ‘choking’?January 24, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — When Matteo Berrettini missed what should have been a simple backhand on match point against Andy Murray in the first round of the Australian Open last week, the crowd inside Rod Laver Arena let out a collective gasp of disbelief.
Australian Open lookahead: Djokovic and 2 US first-timersJanuary 24, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO WEDNESDAY
There couldn’t be more contrasting men’s quarterfinals at the Australian Open. Novak Djokovic is still on track for his 10th title at Melbourne Park and now faces No.
2-time Australian champ Azarenka tops Pegula, talks anxietyJanuary 24, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — On the court at Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday night, Victoria Azarenka — the athlete — displayed the same confident brand of take-the-ball-early, hard-hitting tennis that carried her to two Australian Open titles and the No.
With Djokovic’s leg OK, he sees Australian title realisticJanuary 23, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It took about a week for Novak Djokovic to go from worrying about whether he simply could play a match at all on his injured left hamstring to thinking he can win the Australian Open.
Shelton, Paul give US 3 men in quarters at Australian OpenJanuary 23, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ben Shelton’s concerns leading into his first Australian Open had less to do with playing tennis and more to do with everything else associated with the trip.
Australian Open lookahead: Sebastian Korda eyes 1st Slam SFJanuary 23, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO TUESDAY
Sebastian Korda plays in his first Gland Slam singles quarterfinal against Karen Khachanov at the Australian Open. Khachanov was a semifinalist in last year’s U.S.
‘Emotional management’ puts Magda Linette in Australian QFJanuary 23, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Some professional tennis players strive to improve their serve, say, or might tweak their mechanics on a backhand slice.
Buffalo’s Pegula eyes 1st Slam semifinal at Australian OpenJanuary 23, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — At the draw ceremony for the season-ending WTA Finals in October, the emcee called Jessica Pegula to the front of the room and asked the 28-year-old American about her championship at an event in Mexico a handful of days earlier.
2-time champion Azarenka beats Zhu Lin at Australian OpenJanuary 22, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka made it back to the quarterfinals at Melbourne Park for the first time since 2016 by beating Zhu Lin 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in a match that began late Sunday night and ended at nearly 2:20 a.m. on Monday.
Australian Open lookahead: Djokovic vs. Australian de MinaurJanuary 22, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO MONDAY
Novak Djokovic faces another test of his fitness as he plays Alex de Minaur for a place in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. Djokovic has been dealing with a sore left hamstring throughout the tournament and will try to fend off De Minaur, the Australian who is perhaps the fastest player on the men’s tour.
Swiatek, Gauff lose at Australian Open; Korda in 1st Slam QFJanuary 22, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It all came so seemingly easy for Iga Swiatek last season — two Grand Slam trophies, eight titles overall, a 37-match winning streak, a lengthy stay at No.
Korda, 1998 Australian Open champ Petr’s son, in 1st Slam QFJanuary 22, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — This was not a smooth ride for Sebastian Korda at the Australian Open on Sunday.
Andy Murray’s exhausting Australian Open ends with lossJanuary 21, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray evened his Australian Open match at a set apiece and stood in a corner of Margaret Court Arena with his hands on his hips, staring up into the stands, where spectators were jumping and screaming, pumping their arms and waving blue-and-white Scottish flags.
Best Australian since ’04 for US men; Djokovic lone GS champJanuary 21, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It's been almost two full decades since this many U.S. men reached Week 2 at the Australian Open.
Australian Open lookahead: No. 1 Swiatek takes on RybakinaJanuary 21, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO SUNDAY
Top-ranked Iga Swiatek takes on Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina for a place in the quarterfinals at the Australian Open. Swiatek has yet to drop a set in this year’s tournament, while Rybakina beat last year’s runner-up, Danielle Collins, to reach the fourth round.
Going bananas: Australian Open player shares fruit with foeJanuary 21, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Talk about going bananas: There was an unusual show of sportsmanship at the Australian Open on Saturday, when one player, Dan Evans, offered a piece of fruit to his opponent, Andrey Rublev.
Shiffrin and Swiatek keep learning to win from each otherJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
They both tend to shy away from the spotlight despite winning regularly. They both compete in individual sports. And they’ve both ascended to the top as their much more well-known predecessors, Lindsey Vonn and Serena Williams, headed toward retirement.
Is there a Netflix curse on Australian Open tennis players?January 20, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tennis is abuzz with tongue-in-cheek talk about a “Netflix curse” during the Australian Open, drawing a line from the streaming service’s new docuseries about the sport to the recent rough times for Season 1 protagonists.
Australian Open lookahead: Murray tries to add another winJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO SATURDAY
Andy Murray will try to overcome whatever lingering exhaustion he might have after two five-set matches and more than 10 hours of action at the Australian Open when he plays Roberto Bautista Agut for a place in the fourth round.